I’ve devised a plan to get there — and get there quickly. It’s not ideal, but I’m not planning to break any records at this race. I really just want to get a across the finish line and know that I’ve still got it in me. You see, after last year’s running streak — I ran every single day last year and blogged about it — I’ve been feeling some burnout. It’s no surprise, right? Every. Single. Day. The commitment was there and I proved to myself I had the commitment in me, but January has been all about giving myself a little distance. Distance from the structure of squeezing in a daily run. Distance from a fitness plan. Distance from blogging.
Now that we’re at the end of January, though, I realize I miss the structure. I miss having a plan to follow. I miss the blogging and the connection I found to an extended running community through this medium. Now what?
My plan. It’s not the best laid plan, but it’s something. I have to hold myself accountable to following it (via this blog!). Come February, I’ll have some broader fitness and running goals to follow. For starters, anyone up for an ab challenge? If so, follow me and I’ll post my infamous February Fab Ab Challenge the last day of January. It was popular last year, and I must say, as a runner, all that core work did me well.
Of course, the big issue for me is that I’m just not the happiest winter runner. It’s been COLD in Richmond, VA this week. Super cold. We’re talking single digits, people. And, I’m a Mississippi girl at heart, so it’s tough for me to get out there. But, whether I’m running out in the cold or inside on my trusty treadmill, I will follow this plan to get me to the half marathon starting line — and then I’ll get across that finish line as best I can. My reward? Well, the race does end at a wine expo, so there’s that. Not a bad incentive at all…